3:25 pm, Wed 15 May 2013
Plymouth start-up scheme receives more money
A programme designed to encourage more people in Plymouth to start their own business has secured more than £1.5million in funding.
It means the free Urban Enterprise programme can now run for another two years, giving people practical advice on how to write business plans and pitch ideas and use marketing successfully.
The project has helped 158 new businesses get off the ground in the past three years.
Cllr Tudor Evans is Leader of Plymouth City Council:
7:55 pm, Wed 17 Apr 2013 Plymouth Fairness Commission
Plymouth Fairness Commission: full report
How many of us would like to tell the council what we _really _think about how they're running our towns and cities? Well people in Plymouth are being given the chance to do exactly that.
The City Council admits it may, at times, make for uncomfortable listening but it says it wants to hear the true thoughts of the people of Plymouth.
Claire Manning has been to Whitleigh:
3:08 pm, Wed 17 Apr 2013 Plymouth Fairness Commission
Housing, jobs, investment - what's unfair in Plymouth
We asked residents in Whitleigh what they think is unfair about life in Plymouth.
3:01 pm, Wed 17 Apr 2013 Plymouth Fairness Commission
City asks: 'What's unfair about living in Plymouth?'
What things do you think are unfair about living in Plymouth?
Is there enough parking?
Too much litter?
What about grafitti?
Plymouth City Council says it wants to know what you think and it's going to do something about it.
Dame Suzi Leather is the chair of a new Fairness Commission, set up for Plymouth as part of a year long project to drive out inequality.
9:17 am, Wed 27 Feb 2013 Plymouth potholes budget
Plymouth Council to spend £20 million on potholes
Plymouth City Council made the announcement about potholes repair work at its budget meeting on Monday (25 February) night. The money will be spent over the next decade. It also announced total budget cuts for the year of £18 million. Council tax will rise by 2%.
5:30 am, Wed 27 Feb 2013
£20 million to be spent on Plymouth potholes
£2 million a year will be spend repairing Plymouth's roads.
Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
£20 million will be spent over the next decade trying to get rid of potholes in Plymouth.
The City Council has earmarked £2 million a year to repair roads despite having to make cuts elsewhere in the budget.
8:32 am, Tue 11 Sep 2012 Westcountry News In Brief
Plans to save Plymouth City Airport revealed
Plans have been put forward to Plymouth City Council by a group that wants to see the city connected to the world within a decade.
The Viable company wants to buy the freehold of the former airport site and intends to have flights to Britain and western Europe within two years.
But site leaseholder Sutton Harbour Holdings, which closed the airport last year, has also revealed its own "masterplan" to build on the site.
10:36 am, Wed 27 Jun 2012 Westcountry News In Brief
Plymouth council sick leave "too high"
Council staff in Plymouth took almost twice as much time off sick in 2010 as workers in the rest of the country.
According to new figures, workers called in sick an average of just over 12 days in the 12 months to October 2010. And although the absence record has improved dramatically over the past year, it is still far worse than comparable national figures.
The latest survey by the Confederation of British Industry, for 2010, showed that private sector workers each took just over 5 days off sick during the same period.